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Covering Ground

by Chuck Ragan

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released June 13, 2011

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Track Name: Nothing Left To Prove
I could walk for miles looking for those eyes to see the light I need.
Before the darkness comes sealing up my fate.
Yea and listen close for the ringing tone and true to it
I'll be and take the road that was cut for you and me.

I couldn't wait for the call ever since you were all
and everything to break me from my sleep.

Silence took me fierce and blindly and shadows became one
I found the floor with the broken boards and the grits for the mill gone.

With nothing left but a chord to stretch and a word to get on by,
sometimes you reach for the bottle before the sky.
Yea well we all rise to fall in time like governments gone wrong
and reverberate a call to arms to cut or wear out our tongues.

I couldn't wait for the call, ever since you were all
and everything to break me from my sleep.

Silence took me fierce and blindly and shadows became one
I found the floor with the broken boards and the grits for the mill gone.
So tell me lady whatcha say that we liberate some love?
I've got it on for you and nothing to lose or left to prove this world.

Say what you want I don't mind.

Silence took me fierce and blindly and shadows became one
I found the floor with the broken boards and the grits for the mill gone.
So tell me lady whatcha say that we liberate some love?
I've got it on for you and nothing to lose or left to prove this world.
Track Name: Nomad by Fate
We come and go to let it bleed.
Burning midnight oil and candles at both ends to see.
All I've known is nothing's free and nothing's easy
when you're sowing busted hearts on sleeves.

Oh I gave my hands to take you home
but I had no home to give you.

I can't say where I'm from.
I've been moving since my mama gave me to a Texas sun.
Some may say I'm a nomad by fate,
tempered from the road right after being forged in flames.

Oh I gave my hand to take you home
but I had no home to give you.

Do I take more than I give?
It's all I've known but I don't want to roam
from you for long, before I find you gone.

Oh I have my hand to take you home
but I had no home to give you.
I'm coming home before you're gone.
I'm coming home before I'm lost.
Track Name: You Get What You Give
Well I shake when I walk
I spit when I’m down
I beat my head against the wall
Like the fool that I am
Catch one drop of a tear
In the palm of my hand
Pour the rest out in front
To the ground I couldn’t stand

On and on I declare
On and on I debate you
To cut my throat and bury me
In the ditch that I belong to
You showed me a sign
A glimmer of light
While some called it heaven
Oh but I called them eyes

Oh my lady
I never thought that I'd survive
When you hit bottom, man, it’s hard enough to climb
Much less not lay down
Much less stay awake
And hold your head high on up and see what’s in your way

If you live
If you live

But I followed the trail
Let my instinct work
For a shot in the dark
We have time to flush a bird
And from one special dear’s hand
In the palm of my own
You had to roll the dice and gamble now
To never be alone

On and on I declare
On and on I debate you
To mend this heart and pull me
From the ditch that I fell into
Yeah you showed me a sign
You were a beacon of light
While some called it heaven
I called it love at first sight

Oh my lady
I never thought that I'd survive
When you hit bottom, man, it’s hard enough to climb
Much less not lay down
Much less stay awake
And hold your head high on up and see what’s in your way

If you live
If you live
You get what you give
If you live

What is it worth
To stay in the dirt
To beat your head against the wall
Like a fool that’s been hurt
Oh what is it worth
To stand your ground proud
Dig your nails into that wall
Climb and scream loud!

Oh my lady
I never thought that I'd survive
When you hit bottom, man, it’s hard enough to climb
Much less not lay down
Much less stay awake
And hold your head high on up and see what’s in your way

If you live
If you live
Track Name: Wish on the Moon
6000 miles from Gainesville to Cali. Open road with a rocking my soul.
I'm here to get it, I won't quit it till I'm rolling up to my door.

Got some good times, 10 cylinders that fire and a woman at the end of the road,
chasing down a dream, running hard and clean with a worn out old radio.

I'm gonna lay my head on the chest I know.
We're gonna find that Yuba river shore.
Yea we'll wash these miles off us soon.
For now stay between the lines and wish on the moon
and sing along strong to a highway tune,
wrestle my eyes, my mind and my heart for you.

Sticking to my guns, rolling up the miles,
running down, chasing the sun. I'm here to get it.
I won't quit till I'm walking up with the one girl of my dreams,
go me in between the seams, got me right, right ready to show all of my cards,
all of my wrongs, all of myself and more.

I'm gonna lay my head on the chest I know.
We're gonna find that Yuba river shore.
Yea we'll wash these miles off us soon.
For now stay between the lines and wish on the moon
and sing along strong to a highway tune,
wrestle my eyes, my mind and my heart for you.

Take my hand, take my whole life too.
I haven't bought no ticket, haven't sold my soul for the one way lonesome road.

I'm gonna lay my head on the chest I know.
We're gonna find that Yuba river shore.
Yea we'll wash these miles off us soon.
For now stay between the lines and wish on the moon
and sing along strong to a highway tune.
I'll wrestle my eyes, my mind and my heart for you.
Track Name: Seems We're OK
It seems we're okay
Through we are medicate
To come down from the pain if it's save
We all wait for rain when the dustbowl of shame
Feels our lungs with regret that we've saved

It seems we're okay growing old from a miles of
Broken hearted and love songs in shagri-la styles
Burning fumes, alone in rooms occasionally high
Through the wait, lord the weight

Cough it up and sift thought the remnants of old news
And leave it in the gutte to wash
Cause there ain't no blackwoods or water there run to
Just to burnout the end or the cause

It seems we're okay growing old from a miles of
Broken hearted and love songs in shagri-la styles
Burning fumes, alone in rooms
Occasionally high through the wait, lord the weight
Through the wait, lord the weight

Let's get a handle on ourselves again
And hold truth to our love and our friends

It seems we're okay growing old from a miles of
Broken hearted and love songs in shagri-la styles
Burning fumes, alone in rooms
Occasionally high through the wait, lord the weight
Through the wait, lord the weight
Through the wait, lord the weight
Track Name: Valentine
She is not the type that would talk the talk despite
Over how and where she walks
When apparent duty calls
I am overly enthralled and delivered from the dark
Of a reckoning awakening

And every move she makes with the cadence that she wakes
Takes my soul up to the sky through the shadows and sunshine
I am overly inclined.
I am captivated and concentrated on my sweet my valentine

I say I was made to know just as water’s made to flow
I’ll lay down with you tonight for tomorrows another time
We will dance away you know somewhere high up in the snow
After rain has grown to cold and where the heavens meet the earth.

And in the morning light the sound of breathing soft inside
Images still passing by from all the dreams throughout the night
I could lay awake like this next to you for hours after another
With my sweet my valentine

I say I was made to know just as water’s made to flow
I’ll lay down with you tonight for tomorrows another time
We will dance away you know somewhere high up in the snow
After rain has grown to cold and where the heavens meet the earth.
Track Name: Right as Rain
Oh I must say, my hearts on fire
since I've been away,
since I last saw your face.

Oh Come what may, it'll all get right
and lonely old nights will be a thing in the past.

All I wish is you to sleep
as sound as your eyes and as sweet.
I wish you to know I believe
that your company leaves me right as rain.

Oh I must say, my hearts on fire
but I don't mind the pain,
you're far worth the pain.

For now, I wish you to sleep
as sound as your eyes and as sweet.
I wish you to know I believe
that your company leaves me right as rain.
Leaves me right as rain.

After all, I wish you would sleep
as sound as your eyes and as sweet.
I wish you to know I believe
that your company leaves me right as rain.
Leaves me right as rain.
Leaves me right as rain.
Track Name: Meet You in the Middle
Well I found myself on a lonesome highway.
So I cut my teeth rebelling my way.
I told myself I would not fail,
I would not fall and I would prevail
But it just takes one hit to put you in your place.

Well tell me what you want, I'm all ears.
I'll give you all I got, blood, sweat and tears.
Yea tell me what you need and I'll do my job
And meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.

A one-way ticket is a recipe for sorrow
If you're counting down miles in the eave of a long haul.
We're running on empty on numbers borrowed
With heavy eyes tripping between the lines and the dashboard.

Bless your heart, bless your soul
I'm proud to buckle up with you to grow old.
It just takes one hit to put you in your place.
Well tell me what you want, I'm all ears.
I'll give you all I got, blood, sweat and tears.
Yea tell me what you need and I'll do my job
And meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
On a 50/50 deal, vowed to keep it real
While the world keeps spinning and tripping up our heels.
Get steady, ready and roll.
Holding fast down the road.

To meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
If you haven't heard my voice in a while,
I'll meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.

Well I found myself on a lonesome highway
While you found yourself on a lonesome byway.

Well tell me what you want, I'm all ears.
I'll give you all I got, blood, sweat and tears.
Yea tell me what you need and I'll do my job
And meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
On a 50/50 deal, vowed to keep it real
While the world keeps spinning and tripping up our heels.
Get steady, ready and roll.
Holding fast down the road.

To meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
If you haven't heard my voice in a while,
I'll meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
Track Name: Lost and Found
Well I found myself on a lonesome highway.
So I cut my teeth rebelling my way.
I told myself I would not fail,
I would not fall and I would prevail
But it just takes one hit to put you in your place.

Well tell me what you want, I'm all ears.
I'll give you all I got, blood, sweat and tears.
Yea tell me what you need and I'll do my job
And meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.

A one-way ticket is a recipe for sorrow
If you're counting down miles in the eave of a long haul.
We're running on empty on numbers borrowed
With heavy eyes tripping between the lines and the dashboard.

Bless your heart, bless your soul
I'm proud to buckle up with you to grow old.
It just takes one hit to put you in your place.
Well tell me what you want, I'm all ears.
I'll give you all I got, blood, sweat and tears.
Yea tell me what you need and I'll do my job
And meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
On a 50/50 deal, vowed to keep it real
While the world keeps spinning and tripping up our heels.
Get steady, ready and roll.
Holding fast down the road.

To meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
If you haven't heard my voice in a while,
I'll meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.

Well I found myself on a lonesome highway
While you found yourself on a lonesome byway.

Well tell me what you want, I'm all ears.
I'll give you all I got, blood, sweat and tears.
Yea tell me what you need and I'll do my job
And meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
On a 50/50 deal, vowed to keep it real
While the world keeps spinning and tripping up our heels.
Get steady, ready and roll.
Holding fast down the road.

To meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.
If you haven't heard my voice in a while,
I'll meet you in the middle like it's going out of style.